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Cell Phone Plans Explained

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Cell Phone Plans Explained

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Cell phones used to be considered a luxury. These days, however,
everyone is on the go and cell phones have become a necessity for both
business and pleasure.

People of all ages, all over the world, own and use cell phones.    Many
people have opted for cell phones instead of using traditional home
phones, while others use both kinds of services. According to the
Cellular Industry Association (CTIA), the number of American cell phone
owners rose to 13.7% in 2004. In ot...


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Cell phones used to be considered a luxury. These days, however,
everyone is on the go and cell phones have become a necessity for both
business and pleasure.

People of all ages, all over the world, own and use cell phones.    Many
people have opted for cell phones instead of using traditional home
phones, while others use both kinds of services. According to the
Cellular Industry Association (CTIA), the number of American cell phone
owners rose to 13.7% in 2004. In other words, that is approximately 180
million people, or about 60% of the country's population. That was 2004,
so you can imagine how those numbers have increased in the last two
years. The CTIA also reported that cell phone users across the USA
talked on their phones for more than one trillion collective minutes in
2004, and that number increases by one-third each year.

Of course, these facts are reflected in the basic marketing practice of
supply and demand. With these ever-increasing numbers, there is also an
ongoing rise in the amount of phones, accessories and cell phone plans
available. So now, it's easier than ever before to find the perfect cell
phone.

When buying a new cell phone, don't base your decision solely on the
television advertisements or the best-looking phones. You need to
compare the services offered by a variety of cell phone plans in order to
find the one that's best for you. The first step to choosing the right
cell phone is to do your homework. Research and compare the services
offered by all of the cell phone providers. Make sure that the phones
you're interested in will offer uninterrupted reception in your area.
Don't be deceived by marketing tactics, or by the comments of your
friends.
The differences between cellular service providers aren't as vast as they
used to be. Most offer similar equipment and services, but there are
subtle variances. Check out each provider's coverage maps, and focus
only on locations where you'll be making and receiving a lot of cell
phone calls. If you do choose a cell phone and later realize that the
cellular service has a dead spot right in your driveway, you have the
option of canceling the contract and returning the cell phone without
penalty within 30 days. This option applies whether you purchase from an
authorized dealer, or directly from the cell phone carrier.

When you commit to a one or two-year cell phone plans, the provider will
usually subsidize the cost of the phone. Be careful though; even with
the subsidized cost, you can still pay more than the up-front value over
the extended period of the plan. That's why it's important to shop
around and find the best plan that suits your needs. You will find a
huge variety of plans to choose from, so you shouldn't feel limited in
your selection of phones. Do remember to consider the total cost of the
cell phone, plus the full-term cost of the cell phone plan, when
evaluating a deal.

When you begin shopping for a cell phone, you'll find literally hundreds
of features to choose from. For this reason, finding the perfect cell
phone can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Narrow your
requirements down to three main functions you're looking for, and then
you can begin putting together a short list of possible cell phone plans.

Camera phones are one of the most popular types of cell phones on today's
market, as they combine the practicality of mobile communications with
the fun and function of a digital camera. Smartphones can be great
choices for people who require frequent access to their email, calendar,
and other mobile applications while they are away from the office. Some
people swear by the flip phone design, while others prefer a traditional
bar-style phone.   Travelers prefer multiband GSM technology that allow
them to stay in touch from virtually anywhere in the world.

Determine your needs, and then find the phone to meet them.   If you have
a combination of criteria, you're bound to find a phone and cell phone
plan that can satisfy all of them.

Whether you need a cell phone for business or for pleasure, a world of
cell phone plans is available to you.

								
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